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Eight feet under

Eight feet under
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First Published: Fri, Mar 07 2008. 12 19 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Mar 07 2008. 12 19 AM IST
Sandals: Open shoes are a necessity in our climate,” says Bajaj. Pair sandals with linen trousers or shirts. Also available at Boss Hugo Boss, Bangalore and Mumbai, Rs10,000 onwards; Aldo, Worli, Mumbai and Saket, New Delhi, and Gurgaon, Rs5,000 onwards.
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Black formal lace-ups: This basic style goes as well with suits as it does with jeans. Also available at Florsheim, Metro and Regal showrooms, Rs3,295 onwards; Canali, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai, Rs18,000 onwards; Boss Hugo Boss, Bangalore and Mumbai, Rs17,100 onwards; Brioni, The Oberoi, Mumbai, Rs26,000 onwards; Salvatore Ferragamo, Mumbai, Rs29,500 onwards; Gucci, Galleria, Hilton Towers, Mumbai and The Oberoi, New Delhi, Rs19,000 onwards.
Monk strap shoes: The monk strap is a perfect semi-formal look. Wear with casual dress pants or slip on a pair in white, beige or tan to go with a pale linen suit. Also available at Florsheim, Metro and Regal showrooms, Rs3,995 onwards; Tresmode, Lower Parel, Andheri, Khar and Vashi, Mumbai, Rs2,790.
Sports shoes: There’s nothing more comfortable for trekking, driving, exercising or just walking. Also available at all Puma showrooms, Rs3,000 onwards; and at all Adidas showrooms, Rs3,000 onwards.
Boots: “Great with boot-cut jeans,” says Bajaj. We love stylish ankle-length leather dress boots. Also available at Ermenegildo Zegna, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai, Rs22,500; Boss Hugo Boss, Bangalore and Mumbai, Rs26,000; Gucci, Galleria, Hilton Towers, Mumbai, and The Oberoi, New Delhi, Rs30,000.
Lifestyle sport shoes: These formal-looking sporty shoes are as comfortable as trainers but chic enough to be paired even with suits. “Wear them with a grey pinstripe suit without a tie,” says Bajaj. Metallic and brightly-coloured variants of these can be worn with jeans or trousers for a fun evening out. Also available at Boss Hugo Boss, Bangalore and Mumbai, Rs15,300; Florsheim, Metro and Regal showrooms, Rs4,495 onwards; Ermenegildo Zegna, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai, Rs17,000 onwards; Gucci, Galleria, Hilton Towers, Mumbai, and The Oberoi, New Delhi, Rs18,000 onwards.
Chappals: Wear a pair of chappals with jeans for a casual look. If stepping out in a churidar-kurta, Kolhapuri chappals in white, beige or ecru work best. Also available at Florsheim, Metro and Regal showrooms, Rs1,995 onwards; Kolhapuri chappals at all Fabindia stores, Rs415; Colaba Causeway, Mumbai, Rs200 onwards; Janpath and Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi, Rs150 onwards.
Suede loafers: A white shirt and formal black trousers with suede loafers complete the “dandy” look, says Bajaj. Opt for brown or black. Also available at Tresmode, Lower Parel, Andheri, Khar and Vashi, Mumbai, Rs2,990; Boss Hugo Boss, Bangalore and Mumbai, Rs21,000.
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First Published: Fri, Mar 07 2008. 12 19 AM IST
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